SOART*

John-Howard Jaskoski: Agent: SOART*
1103 W 30th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99503               [just getting this web site started]
tel: 907-748-3966
email: johnjaskoski@gmail.com
www.soart2.org
*Sails, Oars, Arms, Restitution Resuscitation† Trust

SOART is an association that represents fishers and their IFQ/QS fisheries that don’t yet exist -fisheries limiting the use of fuel, such as a no-fuel stricture for harvest boats, but fuel allowed for their tenders (although the tender would not be allowed to propel the no-fuel harvest boat while it is running gear)-.

Technology now exists where a lithium-ion battery would be the ballast in a two-man dory, charged up by a savonius, darrieus, or such-type vertical wind-powered rotor, something different from sails and oars. Rotor or not, ballast is an essential safety feature, and no other ballast that I know of would be able to provide heat to the crew, if needed (or blow up their air mattress.) The battery being charged up by power from the tender, if not from the wind.

The lithium-ion battery would also power electronics, particularly audio-video equipment capturing the scene (who’s doing and saying what) as each fish coming aboard gets a bar-code tag. Later, after processing and shipping, in the grocery store, each bar code would be able to be read by any smart-phone. This would trigger the audio-video of that scene captured along with that particular fish!

†The word “Resuscitation” was changed from “Restitution” in early January 2016. Restitution for instance, is docking a crew member for the dropping of a knife while reaching overboard to chop some floating kelp to keep it from being drawn by currents into a set gill net. To not charge that crew member for the cost of the knife could result in the dropping of seven knives in one salmon season (as what happened in my operation near Cape Ugat -57.8700° N, 153.8481° W-, in 1986.) There may be some place for restitution within the auspices of SOART, but, in going forward, much of the negativity of previous submissions (soon to be linked-to) is just so-yesterday. The priority, as every child knows, is fun. SOART is all about the resuscitation of fun in the culture of commercial fishing (the fewer the participants, the less fun there is; for instance, see: the state of Alaska’s outlawing-of-reels in the seine fishery, and compare that to the Puget Sound or Canadian cultures.)

en start writing!